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Khristovoye

District: Outlook
Province: British Columbia
Country: Canada
 
In 1909, Community Doukhobors from Saskatchewan purchased 1,500 acres of land in the Hardy Creek and Newby Creek valley in the Outlook district of British Columbia. They named the valley Dolina Khristovaya (Долина Христовая) meaning “valley of Christ” in Russian. It was later known as Khristovoye (Христовое). There, they cleared the forest, planted fruit orchards, vegetable gardens and grain fields and established ten communal villages as well as an irrigation-works (1909), reservoir (1912), pumping station, blacksmith shop, granaries and barns. Outlook School District operated there from 1917 to 1949. Following the demise of the CCUB in 1937-1938, the communal organization gradually declined. By 1961-1963, the CCUB lands were sold, the villages were disbanded and the name fell into disuse. [District Lot 333, 334, 538, 700, Similkameen Division, Yale District]
 

 

 

 
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